Welcome Message from Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller & President Nancy Marcus
We have a choice, as independent Jewish adults, how much we want our Jewish identity to enrich and add meaning to our lives. We are past the decades in Jewish life where people belonged to temples because their parents and grandparents did.
We join temples now for two reasons: first, because we believe it will enrich us Jewishly, and secondly, because we believe that the synagogue must exist as an institution for Judaism to be perpetuated. Both of those beliefs are correct.
We are proud that Temple Beth Torah is a place to help motivate people along in their Jewish journey; to help you grow from where you are to where you want to be. For some, that may mean conversion to Judaism. For others, it is learning how to raise Jewish children, and acquire Jewish customs to enrich one’s home life. For others, it is about increasing their Jewish knowledge. For many others, it is about adding a spiritual dimension to bring balance to their busy professional and personal life. What you will find at Temple Beth Torah is a warm, down-to-earth, welcoming congregation. We are egalitarian, Reform in ideology and practice.
As a congregation of over 300 families, we feel blessed that we are large enough to have a full-time director of Education and Family Programs and a Pre-School Director, both very gifted Jewish professionals, who are our partners in this sacred work. We feel grateful that we are small enough that every Bar/Bat Mitzvah is special, every baby-naming unique, every life cycle experience an opportunity for us to connect at life’s most transcendent moments. Please know that the doors of Temple Beth Torah are always open to you, and we would be delighted to welcome you into this Jewish community.